After the government of US blacklisted the second Largest smartphone maker, Huawei, Google and other stake holders responded in effect disallowing Huawei from using the Android OS. Thus obviously huawei could no longer run android powered apps on the device.
This led to the announcement of Huawei to develop its own OS, HongMeng OS.
Recently, the second largest smartphone maker in the world began filing to trademark the OS in a handful of countries. Currently, the list includes countries such as Australia, Canada, Cambodia, the European Union, Mexico, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and several others.
HongMeng is expected to be a full Android replacement compatible with phones, tablets, TVs, computers, and cars. It is even supposed to include support for Android apps, making it likely the OS is based on the Android source code.
According to sources, it would first launch on entry-level devices until it is more developed and ready to power Huawei’s flagships.
Huawei’s Hongmeng OS Is Reportedly 60% Faster Than Android
That’s latest from Chinese vendors Vivo and OPPO, who’ve tested the new Android alternative. Presumably, both vendors intend to use Huawei’s “Hongmeng OS” in some of their upcoming devices.